Revolutionary Women

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It’s hard to believe, especially in today’s social environment, how stringent women’s lives were only a handful of years ago in America. This is an especially difficult road to navigate when writing historical… Continue reading

Living the Gilded Life: Wealth and Corruption

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Have you ever dreamed of acquiring staggering wealth, wealth so great that it couldn’t be spent in several lifetimes no matter how extravagant one might be? America has certainly produced its share of… Continue reading

Adieu My Friends

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This is, I fear, my last post to History Imagined. I’m sailing into the sunrise. I’ve loved working on this blog, even in weeks when I struggled to find a topic, or disappeared… Continue reading

Tracking Our Ancestors

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By now, most everyone has at least heard of the various internet sites that can help you track your genealogy. Ancestry.com and 23andMe are two of the best. Ancestry.com joined forces in 2013… Continue reading

Living the Gilded Life: Snowbirds’ Retreat

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Unless one has been completely out of touch for the last few years, one is surely aware of the PBS phenom, Downton Abbey, written by master storyteller Julian Fellowes. The story line begins… Continue reading

Catastrophe and Compassion

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Like my colleague Becky Lower, I am moved by generosity in hard times.   Researching fiction always takes us in unexpected directions. This week was no exception. While researching floods along the east… Continue reading

Simple Acts of Kindness

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In these scary times we’re all living through, I find myself searching the newspapers and airwaves for some feel-good stories. I am fortunate enough to live in a small town where neighbors know… Continue reading

Ragtime Man

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As a life-long amateur musician interested in musicology, I was surprised to see the subject of today’s post listed in the New York Times as being overlooked by history. It is hard to understand… Continue reading

The Viking Cathedrals

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Do you think of Vikings as builders of Cathedrals? You can be excused if you say no. When you think about Vikings, if you do so at all, your image is likely to… Continue reading

The Polio Field Trials

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It may seem as if we’re living in uncharted times, but COVID-19 is only the most recent pandemic to roll across the country with no regard to state lines, age, race, or gender.… Continue reading